Blogtober Day 8- Favorite Halloween Books for Kids! :)

We are big readers in this house. I might have a hoarding problem when it comes to books lol! I can’t help it, I love to read! My kids love to read as well and it amazes me how much they love to pick out books anytime we go to a bookstore/library.

We always try to read several books a day, this month we read all of the Halloween books we own! Here is our reading list for the month of October.

Our Halloween Books

  1. Click, Clack, Boo by Doreen Cornin
  2. Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete by Kimberly and James Dean
  3. Clifford’s First Halloween by Norman Bridwell
  4. Scaredy Cat, Splat by Rob Scotton
  5. Clifford’s Halloween by Norman Bridwell
  6. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Charles Schultz
  7. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
  8. Pete the Cat: 5 Little Pumpkins by James Dean
  9. Where’s My Mummy by Carolyn Crimi
  10. Llama Llama Trick or Treat

 

Non-Halloween Books

  1. Oh the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss
  2. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin
  3. The Bernstein’s Bears Go to School by Stan and Jan Berenstein
  4. Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by James Dean
  5. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  6. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
  7. Pete the Cat and The Bad Banana
  8. Pete the Cat: I Love My New Shoes
  9. Pete the Cat Saves Christmas
  10. Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach

WE LOVE PETE, in case you can’t tell!

Chapter Books 

  1. We are working through the Narnia series this month. 🙂

 

 What are your kiddos reading?

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Review: TERRY TREETOP SAVES THE DOLPHIN

 

 

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Synopsis:

This is the fourth book in the Terry Treetop best sellers series. In this book Terry Treetop went camping with his parents to a marine nature reserve. He saw a cheerful group of dolphins and wanted to play with the little dolphin, but something went wrong and the little dolphin was in danger.

Will Terry be able to save the little dolphin?

This beginner reader’s eBook will teach your child about marine mammals and their habitats, and will inspire your kids to be aware of the environment and the responsibility of humans towards animals in their care.

Author:

Tali Carmi spent her childhood in a small town in the desert.
She memorized and knew by heart many books that her parents read to her when she was very little. She played with words and rhymes and wrote her first book of songs at the age of ten.
After many years of turning to other hobbies and maintaining a successful career, she now writes again for young children.
Tali is the CEO and founder of a software company and a business coach focused on the fast growth and success of small businesses.
She holds a B.Sc. in Food Science and M.Sc.in Biotechnology, and she is a graduate of a Team Management and Leadership program.
Tali Carmi is happily married and a mom of three children.

Visit Tali’s website: http://www.thekidsbooks.com

Review:

Super cute book! My kids love the Terry Treetop series. They are huge fans of these books because they LOVE all animals! They are sea animal fanatics! It is a great book to show kids the right way to treat animals. A great lesson for kiddos! :)The illustrations are adorable and it keeps my kids engaged. The colors are bright, fun and have lots of neat details! I truly enjoy this series!

They love that Terry gets to interact with a dolphin, that is one thing on our bucket list! We would love to be able to interact with any sea animals! 🙂 We are a big animal loving family and we love to read! This is a great series that is great for kids of any ages, mine range from 5-8 and all of them enjoy it!

It is great for beginning readers or even for kiddos that like to read to their siblings. My oldest loves to read these books to his younger brothers. We own every book in the series and enjoy reading these over and over again! 🙂 Definitely go check them out for yourselves!!!!

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“Inky Makes New Friends” ~Riley Morgan~ Review

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I received this product through Tomoson in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Synopsis:

Inky Ink is a small and cute splashy creature made out of ink. He is looking to make friends and playmates but gets rejected because he seems weird and dirty. The book follows Inky in his quest to make new friends and feel loved and accepted.

Author:

Riley Morgan loves kids. Morgan is a parent, grandparent and former journalist. He got connected to his inner kid and decided to harness his unique talent for storytelling and special connection with young children to create a series of stories that are entertaining as they are educational.

All of Riley Morgan’s stories are first read to children. Then, based on their reactions and feedback, the stories are polished to match the interest of the young audience.
By presenting characters with high social awareness, and eco-friendly, Morgan seeks to educate his readers and their kids to grow up to become better people.
Morgan works closely with his illustrators to shape the beloved characters and masterfully create endearing scenes.

Review:

My children love to read and they were excited to try out a new book! This is a cute book but overall my kiddos really weren’t too interested in it. It was a nice concept about making friends but didn’t keep their attention. The thing that bugged me the most was that the sentences were all different sizes. I know this can be a way to emphasize somethings as small or BIG but I’m not sure why it varies so much on each page.

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I downloaded this book on my Ipad and it seemed to have issues fitting the screen correctly, I would recommend trying it on a Kindle. I was constantly having to zoom in onto the page in order for it to fit even remotely correct.

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Overall, the pictures are cute and the story is sweet. Again, my kiddos just weren’t into it. My favorite was Inky, his eyes were adorable and it just made you want to cuddle him lol! I think that this is geared more towards a younger aged group. It is an okay book but I probably won’t be reading it again anytime soon. If you have Kindle Unlimited it is free on there! 🙂

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“The Forgotten Lands: Dragon Island” ~Jennifer Strain~ Review

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Synopsis:

What are the strange trinkets in Grandfather’s attic? Is there any truth to his magical stories?

Join Sadie on a thrilling adventure as she discovers that her grandfather’s treasures are from a once forgotten land. When Sadie and her cousins find a magical map, they are whisked away to a land where royalty is plagued by fire-breathing, book eating dragons! Can Sadie save the Queen’s most prized possessions?

Author:

Jennifer Strain developed a passion for storytelling at a young age. Her love for storytelling continued to grow all throughout college where she studied Journalism and Photography at the University of Central Oklahoma. She now lives in Texas with her husband and three children who inspire her writing and keep her imagination alive.

Review:

I was so excited when I found out that one of my closest friends was going to be an author!! It is so exciting and fun to see your imagination come to life on pages of a book and I couldn’t be more proud of her!

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This book is fun, imaginative and lets your kids go on a magical adventure in a far off place. There are great stories told by her grandpa, dragons and medieval castles to explore. Finding so much more in this book we follow Sadie the cute, loveable little main character that you can’t help but adore on an adventure of a lifetime! She brings two of her cousins along on her adventure to solve the riddle of her grandfather’s latest story. Is it real, is it just make believe? Follow these three as they learn new clues that take them to amazing places to see things you won’t believe until you see it! 😉

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Who doesn’t love a great fairytale story! I know my kids and I do! It makes it all the more special when it is magical stories told by her beloved Grandpa. It brings a fantastic familial aspect to the whole book. Her Grandpa encourages her imagination to grow and take her on all kinds of adventures, just like we all should do with our kiddos!

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My kids and I loved this book! It is a snuggle with your babies and read it kind of book. But also easy enough for them to read on their own!  My oldest son has read it numerous times! It is filled with lots of great illustrations and a story that is easily followed. My oldest is a second grader and this book is the perfect length for him, he gets bored easily if the books are too long lol! But with this he zoomed through it in one setting and thoroughly enjoyed it! I think his favorite part was the book-eating dragon, because let’s face it he’s a crazy boy and loves dragons! 🙂 We are all anxiously waiting on her next book!!!

 

So if you haven’t done it yet, go buy this book for yourself and your entire family! 🙂 🙂

I highly recommend!!!

 

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“Terry Treetop and the Christmas Star” ~Tali Carmi~ Review

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Synopsis:

Can Terry Treetop save little Sammy and have a truly merry Christmas?

This charming picture book will show your child that reaching out to help others is an important part of the Christmas spirit. It features Terry Treetop, a red-headed, freckled young boy who loves to climb trees. Christmas is in the air, and Terry is busy getting his family’s Christmas tree ready with his Dad when he notices a small, helpless creature in danger. Terry runs out into the deep snow and puts his famous tree-climbing talents into play. Will he be able to save little Sammy and then enjoy Christmas with a furry new friend?
Scroll up now and get your copy of Terry Treetop and the Christmas Star!

Author:

Tali Carmi spent her childhood in a small town in the desert.
She memorized and knew by heart many books that her parents read to her when she was very little. She played with words and rhymes and wrote her first book of songs at the age of ten.
After many years of turning to other hobbies and maintaining a successful career, she now writes again for young children.
Tali is the CEO and founder of a software company and a business coach focused on the fast growth and success of small businesses.
She holds a B.Sc. in Food Science and M.Sc.in Biotechnology, and she is a graduate of a Team Management and Leadership program.
Tali Carmi is happily married and a mom of three children.

Visit Tali’s website: www.thekidsbooks.com

Review:

Such a cute book! This is perfect for this time of year! It is a very nice little Christmas time story that carries a great message! Terry the little boy of the story is kind, caring and teaches littles to be nice to others even if they are animals! It is the perfect story for beginning readers or just to read as a family. It is short and sweet but packs a great message! The illustrations are nicely done and my kids absolutely loved looking at the pictures!

The pictures are vibrant and beautiful! Kept my kids attention throughout the entire book! Love, love, love this book and so do my kiddos! 🙂 We have read this book over and over again! It is definitely something I would recommend!!! 🙂 🙂

Available at:

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“I’m going to give you a Bear Hug!” ~Caroline B. Cooney~ Review

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Synopsis:

I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug!, written by bestselling author Caroline B. Cooney, is a playful and comforting bedtime book that imagines all the wonderful ways a child might give and receive a hug.

Whether it’s a big bear, gasp for air, knock over a chair hug or a wet and drippy, slimy, slippy fish hug, children will giggle their way through all the imaginative examples. Cooney’s sweet and simple rhymes encourage playful interaction between parent and child and ultimately help them wind down before they snuggle into bed and drift off to sleep

About the Author:

Caroline B. Cooney is the bestselling author of teen suspense, mystery, and romance novels that have sold over 15,000,000 copies and are published in several languages. Of all her books, she is best known for the young adult novel The Face on the Milk Carton that has sold over 3,000,000 copies and was made into a television movie.

Caroline grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, and spent most of her life on the shoreline of that state. She currently resides in South Carolina. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, playing piano, walking near her home, pottery, jewelry-making, and, of course, reading.

Review:

This is a great book! I always love having the chance to review children’s book! My kids love it and I love the opportunity to check out a new book! This one does not disappoint. The cute little animals are adorable and the story is heartwarming. My kids all enjoyed reading this book and we will continue to enjoy it! The colors are bright and beautiful, and the illustrations are very interactive! My kids absolutely LOVED all of the different animals! Absolutely adored the story, because who couldn’t use a hug now and then right!?!? LOVED IT!!

If you have kiddos, you should definitely check it out! Or know someone who has kiddos this would make a great gift!

Available on:

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Review of children’s book “Elle the Entrepreneur”

Very cute story! Great for boys and girls of all ages. My kids enjoyed the colorful pages and the overall message of the story was very uplifting. Work hard and always follow your dreams! Elle is such a cute little girl so full of hope and excitement for her new job! It is a great story to teach kids about hard work and determination. She saves up her earnings so that she can put the money in her piggy bank! It is so adorable! Her parents were a great example; not only encouraging her, but assisting in making flyers for her new business. It is a cute story and my kids enjoyed reading it and they are 2, 4 &6!  It is a little bit of a longer story around 35 pages total of reading, which can be a little much for younger kids but the colorful pictures should keep them interested! Very cute story and will be reading it again soon!

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